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Evgenia Muraveva (Emma) and Mikhail Petrenko (Khovansky) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Valery Gergiev conducts a grandiose Khovanshchina at La Scala

By , 27 February 2019
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S. Ballone, M. Agostino, C. Fiandra and A. Riso in La Scala Ballet's Winterreise © Brescia e Amisano
Milan

Crystal-like dismay buried in snow and detritus: Preljocaj's Winterreise at a dead end

By , 24 January 2019
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Ildar Abdrazakov (Attila) © Teatro alla Scala | Brescia e Amisano
Milan

She came, she saw, she conquered: Saoia Hernández wins La Scala hearts in a conservative Attila

By , 07 December 2018
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Leigh Melrose (Clov) and Frode Olsen (Hamm) © Ruth Walz | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Beckett at La Scala: world première of Kurtág's Fin de partie

By , 15 November 2018
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Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Sandrina) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

La finta giardiniera: Mozart’s early masterpiece charms at La Scala

By , 20 October 2018
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Francesco Meli (Ernani and Ailyn Pérez (Elvira) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Codes of honour trip up Bechtolf's Ernani at La Scala

By , 29 September 2018
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Francesca Manzo (Delia), Riccardo Della Sciucca (Nadir) and Chuan Wang (Calaf) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Cherubini's Ali Baba finally returns to La Scala in an Academy staging

By , 01 September 2018
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Sonya Yoncheva (Imogene) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Sonya Yoncheva triumphs in Il pirata at La Scala

By , 29 June 2018
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Stuart Skelton (Florestan) and Ricarda Merbeth (Leonore) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

No protests required: Deborah Warner's Fidelio returns to La Scala

By , 21 June 2018
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Peter Sonn (Eginhard) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Schubert's Fierrabras premieres at La Scala, with mixed results

By , 05 June 2018
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Krassimira Stoyanova (Aida), Fabio Sartori (Radamès) and George Gagnidze (Amonasro) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

A guilty pleasure: Zeffirelli's Aida at La Scala

By , 23 May 2018
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Maria José Siri (Francesca) and Marcelo Puente (Paolo) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Breaking with Verismo: Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini returns to La Scala

By , 15 April 2018
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Ambrogio Maestri (Don Pasquale) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Don Pasquale, or, The Revenge of the Dead Mother

By , 03 April 2018
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Juan Diego Flórez (Orphée) and Christiane Karg (Eurydice) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Mourning becomes Orpheus: Gluck at La Scala

By , 24 February 2018
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Dmitry Belosselskiy (Fiesco) and Leo Nucci (Simon Boccanegra) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Myung-whun Chung's Simon Boccanegra is worth a watch at La Scala

By , 08 February 2018
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Act 3, Die Fledermaus © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Fledermaus debuts at La Scala but misses some sparkle

By , 21 January 2018
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Anna Netrebko (Maddalena) and Yusif Eyvazov (Andrea Chénier) © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Andrea Chénier in Milan: tradition triumphs at La Scala's season opener

By , 07 December 2017
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Laura Aikin (The Singer) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

The memory of Baroque: Sciarrino's Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo at La Scala

By , 14 November 2017
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Mikhail Petrenko (Zaccaria) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
Milan

Nabucco at La Scala: Verdi's score in the hands of a special maestro

By , 24 October 2017
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Michael König (Max) and Gunther Groissböck (Kaspar) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Demons and angels: Der Freischütz at La Scala

By , 10 October 2017
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Plácido Domingo (Bajazet) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Plácido Domingo returns to La Scala in Handel's Tamerlano

By , 12 September 2017
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Anna-Doris Capitelli (Hänsel) and Francesca Manzo (Gretel) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Bechtolf applies a touch of magic realism to Hänsel und Gretel at La Scala

By , 06 September 2017
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Production image © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Strehler's dreamy Die Entführung aus dem Serail returns to La Scala

By , 17 June 2017
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Thomas Hampson (Don Giovanni) and Luca Pisaroni (Leporello) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Don Giovanni as “unlimited myth” at La Scala

By , 14 May 2017
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Alex Esposito (Fernando), Michele Pertusi (Il podestà) and Rosa Feola (Ninetta) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Rossini’s Thieving Magpie doesn’t quite take flight at La Scala

By , 12 April 2017
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Michael Volle (Hans Sachs) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

A glorious Meistersinger from Harry Kupfer at La Scala

By , 19 March 2017
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Anna Netrebko takes her curtain call at La Scala © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

The diva's still got it: Anna Netrebko makes triumphant return to La traviata at La Scala

By , 09 March 2017
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Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Verdi's last opera nostalgically staged by Damiano Michieletto in Milan

By , 02 February 2017
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Ekaterina Semenchuk (Eboli) and Theresa Zisser (Tebaldo) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

La Scala regulars provide a fine musical display in Don Carlos

By , 17 January 2017
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Maria José Siri (Cio-Cio San) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Tears of blood among the cherry blossoms: La Scala make amends with a return to Puccini's original Madama Butterfly

By , 07 December 2016
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Markus Werba (Figaro) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
Milan

A vaudevillian Le nozze di Figaro from Frederic Wake-Walker at La Scala

By , 26 October 2016
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Ian Bostridge (Peter Quint) and Miah Persson (Governess) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Blank canvas, dark projections: a brooding Turn of the Screw at La Scala

By , 16 September 2016
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Sophie Koch (Octavian) and Krassimira Stoyanova (The Marschallin) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Mehta triumphs as Kupfer's Rosenkavalier arrives at La Scala

By , 04 June 2016
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Barbara Haveman (Minnie) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

A busted straight: La Scala's La fanciulla del West

By , 03 May 2016
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Kristin Lewis (Ginevra) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Jesting aside: La Scala revives Giordano's La cena delle beffe

By , 03 April 2016
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Nadine Sierra (Gilda) and Leo Nucci (Rigoletto) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

On all cylinders: Leo Nucci and Nadine Sierra thrill in La Scala's classic Rigoletto

By , 13 January 2016
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Anna Netrebko (Giovanna) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Angels and Demons: Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco at La Scala

By , 18 December 2015
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Michael Volle (Wozzeck) and Ricarda Merbeth (Marie) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

An expressionistic Wozzeck: Jürgen Flimm's old classic closes the season at La Scala

By , 06 November 2015
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Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Mistress Quickly) and Nicola Alaimo (Falstaff) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Daniele Gatti and Robert Carsen tout a blithely-polished Falstaff

By , 14 October 2015
***11
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Eleonora Buratto as Adina, Mattia Olivieri as Belcore © Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Naïf Art Nostalgia: L'elisir d'amore at Teatro alla Scala

By , 03 October 2015
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Maria Agresta (Mimì) and Vittorio Grigolo (Rodolfo) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
Milan

La Scala's whirring cogs: sublime La bohème with Gustavo Dudamel

By , 19 August 2015
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Leo Nucci (Figaro) © Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Refreshing the classics: Ponnelle's Barbiere resurrection with the Teatro alla Scala Academy

By , 27 July 2015
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Olga Peretyatko (Desdemona) and Gregory Kunde (Otello) © Matthias Baus | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Jürgen Flimm's painterly Rossini Otello at Teatro alla Scala

By , 07 July 2015
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Béatrice Uria-Monzon (Tosca) and Željko Lučić (Scarpia) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Mending fences: Luc Bondy's Tosca at La Scala

By , 22 June 2015
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Violeta Urmana (Santuzza) and Stefano La Colla (Turiddu) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Waking Nightmares: Mario Martone's Cav—Pag double bill reprised at La Scala

By , 12 June 2015
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Jennifer Johnston as Gaia © Teatro alla Scala
Milan

CO₂ at La Scala: a challenging truth by Giorgio Battistelli

By , 22 May 2015
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Nina Stemme (Turandot) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Chailly inaugurated at La Scala with a dark interpretation of Turandot

By , 08 May 2015
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Milan

Low voltage Carmen in Emma Dante's return to La Scala

By , 28 March 2015
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Milan

A Verdian feast from Peter Stein and Zubin Mehta in La Scala's full fat Aida

By , 21 February 2015
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Milan

Wilson's stunning L'incoronazione di Poppea at La Scala

By , 13 February 2015
****1
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